Airline Memories #5: Mount Cook Airlines Prop Plane Slide

Whenever I get the chance to combine my love of vintage airlines with my love of vintage photo slides I take it. So here is a beauty: It’s a Kodachrome of a prop plane from New Zealand’s Mount Cook Airlines.

Kodachrome of a prop plane from New Zealand's Mount Cook Airlines

I believe this is from the early 1970s but someone more knowledgeable than I about airlines is free to correct me. In any case, I love the look of this plane, from the color scheme to the sweet floral Mount Cook logo.

Mount Cook Airlines started in 1920 as NZ Aero Transport and served New Zealand as a regional carrier until the name was retired by its parent carrier, Air New Zealand, in 2019.